A New Vision of Partnership
Become one of hundreds of United Methodist churches and churchgoers that have developed strong partnerships with churches and missionaries around the world. These relationships focus on mutual respect, service, support, and prayer for the partner. Learn how you or your church can develop a partnership that is both transformative and inspirational.
Whereas a traditional approach to mission is often needs-based, short-term relief, the new vision of partnership embraces asset-based, long-term development. Partners commit to one another through an IMT 50/50 Partnership Covenant. It’s a sacred covenant to participate equally, 50/50, as the body of Christ by utilizing everyone’s skills and resources.
This type of partnership prevents dependency and fosters self-sufficiency. It addresses systemic issues rather than treating symptoms. It’s also GLOCAL (both global and local) and equips you with a framework of principles which are cross-culturally appropriate for variety of contexts whether in the U.S. or around the world. We have a team of IMT Partnership Coordinators ready to assist you with training and resources to develop a 50/50 partnership within your community or another country.
One example of how the 50/50 covenant is changing hearts and minds is through our collaboration with church leaders across the world to plant new communities of faith. These Mission Initiatives are unique in many ways, but mostly because they are places where The United Methodist Church is new to the population. You can partner with a church in a Mission Initiative country through the IMT Partnership Program. IMT is available to equip your conference, district or church for transformational partnerships in mission around the world.
Partner with a Missionary
Over 300 Global Ministries missionaries serving in over 60
countries are available for support through a Covenant
Relationship. Individuals and churches can partner with a missionary
and provide financial, spiritual, and emotional support.